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Olympic Mania

08.02.2012

I love the Olympics!

It’s hard to believe that the last time the Summer Olympics were on, I was still living in California, I wasn’t married yet, and still working at my job in publishing. My how things change in just a few short years.

My favorite events so far have been gymnastics and swimming. Although, it’s a total letdown that the games aren’t being broadcast live (except by jumping through several hoops to see them online), and it’s even more frustrating to stumble upon social media and see the results. It sucks some of the excitement out of watching, even if it is a rebroadcast.

I did my best to stay off social media and not spoil the results of the Women’s Gymnastics Team Final. I was so excited that they won! I remember when the “Magnificent Seven” won in 1996. Hard to believe that was 16 years ago! And then, in the post-final interview, hearing that most of the team had barely been born in 1996…whoa, I felt old.

And the Women’s Swim Team is amazing! I watched their relay final last night and it looked really close there for a second, and Allison Schmitt closed it out to win gold!

I’m looking forward to more of the Olympics, especially Synchronized Swimming (yes, really!), Track & Field events, and other random Olympic sports.¬†Also, if you don’t want the results spoiled, stay off social media! Someone on Facebook ruined the results of the Women’s All-Around Final for me…but I’m trying to block it out so that when I watch later, I can act surprised. Ha.

What is your favorite Olympic event?

Photos via UsWeekly

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  • Reply Christina Shumway 08.03.2012 at 2:06 am

    I LOVE the Olympics! I agree with you too… I can’t believe the 1996 Olympics was that along ago… I’m in denial. I saw who won the all-around Gold this afternoon… darn. I’m still going to act like I don’t know.

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